We have been having very wet and soggy weather for weeks. I can't remember the last time I saw the sun. Everything is droopy and waterlogged and growing mould and green scum. The vegetables in the garden are weeks behind where they were last year and I'm getting really, really impatient.
But now I'm afraid. My tomatoes are under attack by some kind of fungal disease - I think early blight, but it could be Septoria leaf spot. Ick.
I discovered the problem yesterday - several of the potted Roma tomato plants were showing signs of a problem, so I immediately moved them out of the greenhouse so whatever it was wouldn't be passed on to the vine tomatoes planted in the greenhouse beds. Then I went Internet searching to find a solution.
The first step is to remove and dispose of all suspicious-looking leaves. Then I should spray with some kind of fungicide. It looks like my organic choices are a copper spray of some kind, or a homemade preparation - either a cornmeal "tea" made with cornmeal and water that sits for a couple of days, or a mixture of water, baking soda, vegetable oil and dish soap. I think I might try all three. I've also moved a fan into the greenhouse to improve air circulation, which can't hurt.
This growing season is turning out to be fraught with problems, and I'm feeling a bit bummed about it. I guess I could be glad, instead, that last year, my first year of vegetable gardening, was such a bountiful and productive one.